CUMMING, Ga. — About 15 cars were broken into throughout the county from Feb. 6 to Feb. 16.
According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident reports, these break-ins occurred at restaurants at the Collection shopping center, a yoga studio and at a subdivision neighborhood.
The criminals broke into the cars by smashing windows or punching out locks. Items taken included purses, electronics and cash.
Between 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Feb. 6, seven cars were reported broken into at Carrabba’s, Red Robin and Norman’s Landing, off Peachtree Parkway and Ga. 400.
A man told deputies he was in the parking lot of Red Robin when he heard what sounded like something landing in the bushes.
The man said he looked around and saw glass around one of the cars in the parking lot. He also saw a man wearing a dark hoodie sitting in a dirty 90s or early 2000 white Ford Expedition.
Deputies said a 2013 Ford F-150 had its back window smashed and driver’s side lock punched out. There was a 2005 Toyota Tundra parked several spaces to the left with similar damage.
Across the street at Norman’s Landing, one man said his 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche had its rear window shattered. He said his $750 iPad, checkbook and tax documents were stolen from the car.
At about 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the same night, three cars were reported broken into at MBH Yoga, 4320 Settingdown Village Road.
A woman told deputies she walked out of the studio at about 7:30 p.m. to her 2013 Honda Pilot and saw her rear passenger’s side window had been broken.
She said her Coach purse was taken, which contained a prescription for 15 tablets of Loratab, a checkbook and credit cards.
Another woman told deputies she walked to her 2011 Lincoln MKX from the studio at about 7:45 p.m. and saw it broken into the same way.
She also said her Coach purse was stolen, which contained two prescription bottles of Klonopin and Loratab.
At about 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, deputies were dispatched to the Preserve at Fieldstone, in southwest Cumming off Drew Campground Road, after five cars had been broken into during the night.
Victims said their cars had been entered through windows and unlocked doors, and then ransacked.
Items said to be missing included loose change, sunglasses and a tennis racket.